Indoor Activities

Interpretive Programs

Organized interpretive programs are available during the summer in the Visitor Center. Programs may include talks, guided walks, multimedia presentations or other activities.

Check at the Visitor Center for topics, meeting time, and place.

A cultural demonstrator is using a rasp to shape a pipestone bowl
A carver shapes a pipe bowl.

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Visitor Center

Inside the Visitor Center you will find numerous activities including a museum that features exhibits about Pipestone National Monument's cultural, historical and natural resources.

Visitors also have the opportunity to watch an award winning 22-minute film, "Pipestone: An Unbroken Legacy." The film provides perspective on the significance of Pipestone and the quarrying tradition still carried out today.

Cultural Demonstrations

American Indian craft workers demonstrate the art of shaping and creating pipestone crafts and pipes in the Visitor Center.

Visitors have an opportunity to interact with and learn from the pipe makers. The demonstrations are available from April to mid-October.

Last updated: March 9, 2018

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Mailing Address:

36 Reservation Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164


(507) 825-5464 x214

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